The surname Sagers is an occupational
surname; that is, it is derived from the work of the original bearer. In this case it is derived from the occupation
of carpenter or miller. The name is derived from the Old German word "sager," which means "sawyer," or a person who saws wood. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.
Early Origins of the Sagers family
The surname Sagers was first found in Pomerania, previously composed of the northern German provinces of Brandenburg, Prussia
, and Mecklenburg, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal
society. The name became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in a constantly changing territorial profile. Chronicles first mention Johann Sager of Luebeck in 1307.
Early History of the Sagers family
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Sagers Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sager, Sage, Sagar, Seger, Saeger (Magdeburg and many more.
Early Notables of the Sagers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sagers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sagers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Benjamin Sagers, who landed in Maryland in 1775 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)